Huskies Roll In Hawai'i
HONOLULU – The #8 Washington Huskies were firing on all cylinders Thursday, beating the Hawai'i Warriors 8-0. The Huskies had 15 hits in five innings, allowing just one baserunner against all day. Four Huskies had multi-hit days and five had extra-base hits.
Gabbie Plain retired the first 14 batters she faced in the game, striking out Hawai'i's first seven batters in a row. She allowed just two balls to reach the outfield all night long, with Hawai'i not managing a baserunner until two outs in the fifth inning. Just five balls were put in play all night against Plain, who struck out 11 batters. Plain would end up just one out away from the third perfect game of her career.
Baylee Klingler, Sami Reynolds, and Madison Huskey all had three-hit days for the Dawgs, with Huskey's three hits matching a career high. The Huskies loaded the bases twice in the first three innings, then broke through in a big way late, scoring six runs in the final two innings.
Reynolds hit her fifth homer of the year as the junior scored three runs and drove in three. Klingler and Noelle Hee each had RBI walks. Eight of the ten Huskies to record a plate appearance had a hit in the game, with eight of nine starters doing so.
Washington will play Hawai'i again tomorrow at 8:00 pm PT, then finish the series on Saturday at 4:00 pm PT.
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